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To convey or express in a particular way or manner
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“Please tell the truth about what happened last night.”
To communicate information to someone in spoken or written words
“Hearing her friends tell her how lucky she was to have someone so devoted only made it worse.”
To order or advise someone to do something
“My mother is going to tell me to come down for dinner soon.”
To decide or determine correctly or with certainty
“I can tell that this is going to be a fun-filled weekend.”
To make a promise
“I am telling you. My plan is going to work!”
To discover, distinguish, or discern
“It may be difficult initially to tell the difference between the two brothers.”
(tell on) To impact or take its toll on
“The constant stress from work was beginning to tell on Michael.”
To reveal secrets or gossip
“This is our little secret. Don't tell!”
(tell on) To inform someone of the misdemeanors of
“I messed up, but I knew that none of my friends were going to tell on me.”
To find the sum of (a collection of things)
“Who among us can tell the number of grains of sand in the world?”
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